Angela at Tracing Rainbows has posted her 4th Pause in Advent post for this year and it is about loving all and ways in which to show that love for all, or a sort of a divine wish list: food for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, hospitality for strangers, clothes for those without, care for the sick, and company for the prisoner.
These are all very good wishes to have, I believe, no matter what our religion or belief systems may be, and not just at Christmas, but throughout the year, and without any conditions attached. Ideally, we do it not because we feel obliged to do so or because we expect to be rewarded for doing so, but because we are human and it is an expression of our human nature to feel empathy for another being.
I am mindful of the fact that I have control over myself only - my own thoughts, my own words, my own actions. So, I think good thoughts of loving-kindness ("metta" in Pali; "maitri" in Sanskrit) and say: "May all beings be well, happy, and peaceful; may no difficulties come to them, may no harm come to them, may all their needs be met, they be free from pain, sorrow, and suffering."
Blessings of the season to one and all.